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Old 06-17-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Think I heard something is in the works for Cool Crest!
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yep. June 30 is the day. I'll be there..........
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Cool Crest to open June 30 - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:34 AM
 
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Default Rosow and Kline jingle

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Hey Mr. Rossow,
Yes mr Klein,
What determines why we're rated #!?
Reputation's first, I'd say, then comes service every way,
and our 50 years just proves we're here to stay.

There was another stanza, but it's just not coming to me now.
This commercial was actually written and performed by my speech teacher in San Antonio at Phyllis Wheatley High School. He performed both parts, being Rosow and Kline. He loosened his vocal chords to deepen his voice for one character and tightened his vocal chords to perform the other male character. He would perform it regularly in class. He was a great teacher, or perhaps still is, not sure.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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yep. June 30 is the day. I'll be there..........
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Cool Crest to open June 30 - San Antonio Express-News
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just another reminder..

see ya there.................
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Anyone remember...?

"So You Want To Be A Cop" radio program?
Allena Village opening?
SA northern city limit was Basse Rd?
Pan American Speedway (original) on the Austin highway?
The original Buckhorn Saloon on Houston St.?
Five cent hot dogs at Coney Island? (across the street from the Empire, near the Roosevelt bar)
The Tiffany Lounge on Houston St. ( yeah, I was too young to enter, but still listened to the music from the sidewalk)

If you remember this period, you are: As old or older than I, retain eyesight well enough to read this, and hopefully
will/can reply
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Ma.
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"Pan American Speedway (original) on the Austin highway?"

My Dad was an absolute nut about midget racing. He drove to Seguin to see them race at the Alamo Speedway before WWII. He started taking my brothers and I to Pan American as soon as it opened in 1946. Spent a lot of nights there, and remember my Mom complaining that our clothes smelled of gasoline and castor oil. Saw A.J. Foyt and Tony Bettenhausen race there, and remember the favorite local guy was Sonny McDaniels, who could hold his own with the pros.

Had a few of those five cent hot dogs, too.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Ma.
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"If you remember this period, you are: As old or older than I, retain eyesight well enough to read this, and hopefully
will/can reply"

Reminds me of:
O Lord, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference. -Fred Sanford (Sanford & Son)
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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The "old" Pan Am Speedway was the source of countless car racing fans. The regulars at Pan Am, the ones who knew the
secret, would judge the wind direction and then decide either north or south seating. Being in the downwind bleachers
resulted in layers of almost everything! An old friend actually bought a $200. hobby car after time trials (before it became
"seasoned" by a few heats). That $200. bought him a 1937 Ford that his son later restored and a generation later sold for
about $9,000! I thought the original $200 was about twice what it was worth at the time...oh, well!

Yes, the .5 cent hot dogs, nickel drink and .25 cents for two old horror flicks at the Empire, was a bargain for it's time.
Seem to recall bus fare was a nickel also.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Red "Fred Sanford" Foxx was never to be found short of words on any occasion. I was a bit surprised at how
"colorful" his live performances were. Nonetheless, he was hilarious. I and a friend once were allowed to stand
just outside the door at the old Eastwood Country Club. It was difficult to hear him over the roaring laughter.
Sad he's no longer with us.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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Thumbs up First Mate

Hey John911 . You are correct in your assumption. The First Mate was on Goliad. I myself at the tender age of 18 have eaten there. A little further down was the now gone Shakey's Pizza Parlor. I lived on Denver Blvd at that time. Strange how I came to think of First Mate then got online to look it up and came across this blogger. Here's to memories.


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The First Mate I frequented was in the 1000 blk of SW Military. It later became an Arby's and is now a shish kabob place.

I seem to remember another First Mate on Goliad somewhere around either Southcross or Pecan Valley...

The one on Zarzamora and Buena Vista later became the home to Arthur Damn motor's used car lot.

I can picture the Austin Hwy store, just can't place it. My initial thought it was near the Seven Oaks Resort, which is now also gone, but not forgotten.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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Default Early San Antonio Downtown

Aerial view of downtown San Antonio.


courtesy of M.P. Hair

Red mark indicates the Alamo structure.
Year is unknown. There seems to be several buildings
around the Alamo.

I believe that the church near the center would be St. Joseph's on
E. Commerce St. Next to it would be the old Joske's store.

I never knew that there was a street on the other side of the
church.

There are several other places that still exist & some are gone.

How many can you spot ?
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